In the Media

Offender shows there is no justice for the young

PUBLISHED August 13, 2012

Many applauded the firm response to last summer's riots that saw an unprecedented influx into England's youth custody system. Fewer may have wondered how the new arrivals fared. In fact, according to the chief inspector of prisons, some were subjected to attacks by fellow inmates and some embraced gang culture themselves for the first time; at one youth jail, the number of new prisoners on suicide watch trebled.

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